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BitTorrent Sync is a new tool for the quick and easy synchronisation between computers. Secure, unlimited file-syncing. No cloud required.

HOWTO:

INSTALL

Terminal:~$

cd
wget http://download-lb.utorrent.com/endpoint/btsync/os/linux-x64/track/stable -O btsync_x64.tar.gz
tar -xzvf btsync_x64.tar.gz 
clamscan btsync
./btsync 
sudo netstat -ntap |grep '8888'
  • Go to http://ipaddress:8888 on first computer.
  • Create an admin user account with password.
  • Add a folder and copy the secret code.
  • Go to http://ipaddress:8888 on second computer.
  • Create an admin user account with password.
  • Add a folder to be synced with and paste the code from the first computer.

That's it. Unbelievably brilliant.

Latest Build

1.4

http://syncapp.bittorrent.com/1.4.111/

http://forum.bittorrent.com/forum/56-sync-general-discussion/

CHECK FOR LATEST VERSION USING A SCRIPT

Terminal:~$

lynx -dump -nolist http://forum.bittorrent.com/forum/56-sync-general-discussion/ |grep -m1 'Latest Desktop Build' |sed -e 's/^\[.*\]//'

DOWNLOAD ALL FILES FOR THE LATEST VERSION

Terminal:~$

wget -r -np -k http://syncapp.bittorrent.com/1.4.111/
...
FINISHED --2015-03-26 09:24:12--
Total wall clock time: 41s
Downloaded: 14 files, 53M in 38s (1.41 MB/s)

2.0

DO NOT USE. Period. At least, not yet.

SSH TUNNEL SECURE WEB GUI

Terminal:~$

ssh root@server -L 8889:localhost:8888 -N
browse: http://127.0.0.1:8889/gui

TWO WAY SYNC FOR PHOTOS

Camera <--> Laptop
  1. Create folder on laptop (mkdir ~/Pictures/Camera)
  2. Use web gui on laptop to Add Folder (browse to ~/Pictures/Camera)
  3. Use web gui on laptop to copy Read & Write Key, then email the key to your phone
  4. Start Android app on phone, press Add Folder, press Enter Key, paste key

HOWTO: Allow any PC on Network to access the Web GUI

./btsync --webui.listen 0.0.0.0:8888

http://sync-help.bittorrent.com/customer/portal/articles/1672241-guide-to-linux

DEBUGGING

http://sync-help.bittorrent.com/customer/portal/articles/1634349-collecting-debug-logs

HOWTO: FIX:

1.4.x LINKS NONSENSE

In the new version 1.4 of btsync they have changed to using links instead of keys.

Change the http:// at the beginning for btsync:// like the following (not real link and not complete!)...

https://link.getsync.com/?f=Camera&sz=25E6&s=V6NE3WAJ73INVCX&UHKVQB6ZRHZRUOX&i=C2QAZ

...to...

btsync://link.getsync.com/?f=Camera&sz=25E6&s=V6NE3WAJ73INVCX&UHKVQB6ZRHZRUOX&i=C2QAZ

To get the new Web based GUI to work, click the funny looking dog-turd that's supposed to be a link icon, and then paste the new btsync:// version of the link, navigate to your chosen folder and then click OK.

INFO

DOCUMENTATION

Official Web Site - http://www.bittorrent.com/sync

Forums - http://forum.bittorrent.com/forum/107-bittorrent-sync/

PDF Manual - http://btsync.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/BitTorrentSyncUserGuide.pdf

Online Manual - http://www.bittorrent.com/help/manual/

Mobile Manual - http://www.bittorrent.com/sync/help/mobile-manual

Excellent Tutorial (with ownership and permissions) - https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-bittorrent-sync-to-synchronize-directories-in-ubuntu-12-04

Another Tutorial (with ownership and permissions) - http://drup.org/setting-permissions-bittorrent-sync

Ubuntu How To Quickly Run As User - http://askubuntu.com/questions/284683/how-to-run-bittorrent-sync

Ubuntu How To Set Up System Wide - http://adammatthews.co.uk/2013/05/install-bittorrent-sync-on-debian-raspbian/

ownCloud + BitTorrent Sync - http://adammatthews.co.uk/2013/05/owncloud-bit-torrent-sync-dropbox-clone/

Fourm Post about WAN connections - http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/29954-dht-question-in-sync-private-files-or-worldwide-files/